Make a Recycled Wind Sock!

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Your whole family can enjoy the summer breeze with this homemade, recycled wind sock!

Before starting this activity, be sure to get permission and ask for help.

What You Need

  • Plastic margarine or other type of tub, with lid
  • Leftover crepe paper, party streamers, old ribbon, string or other materials
  • Scissors (get help from a grownup with this)

What You Do

  1. Ask a grownup to cut the bottom out of your plastic tub. Then, cut the center out of the lid, but leave the outer ring intact.
  2. Cut your crepe paper, ribbon and other materials into 3-foot streamers. Arrange them around the top of the tub, so that they hang down over the edge.
  3. Snap the lid on to hold the streamers in place. Then, tuck 2 ends of a piece of ribbon under the lid to form a hanger.
  4. Hang your wind sock outside in a place your family can enjoy it.
Hint: Keep an eye out for leftover party and other materials after the 4th of July. You can add or change the streamers on your wind sock as you find and save new materials.

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